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Easy to charge a BMW 740e PHEV?

Is it difficult and expensive to charge a BMW 740e xDrive in Ireland?

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Colm Wilkinson (Dublin) - Wed, 30 Jan 2019 12:46


Neil Briscoe Answered by: Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Advisor - @neilmbriscoe

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Hi Colm,

Expensive? No. From a  domestic feed, it should cost no more than €1-to-€2 for a full charge, depending on what electrical supply rate you’re paying. As for public charging, for the moment that’s still free of charge, as long as you have an RFID card from ESB e-Cars, for which you can apply online. Difficult? Yes, definitely. The public charging network as it exists right now is pretty small, spread out and not very reliable. Because of that, there’s a bit of aggro in the air between drivers of PHEVs like the 740e, and those driving pure electric cars, with frequent arguments and frustration over the use of public chargers. If you’re doing most, preferably all, of your charging at home, you’ll be fine.

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